Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
The English version of Kalliope released today. Hvis du ser denne engelske side og ønsker den danske, skal du klikke for flaget nederst på siden.

 Muses, I oft inuoked your holy ayde,
 With choisest flowers my speech t' engarland so,
 That it, despisde, in true but naked shew
 Might winne some grace in your sweet grace arraid;
 And oft whole troupes of saddest words I staid,
 Striuing abroad a-foraging to go,
 Vntill by your inspiring I might know
 How their blacke banner might be best displaid.
 But now I meane no more your helpe to try,
 Nor other sugring of my speech to proue,
 But on her name incessantly to cry;
 For let me but name her whom I doe loue,
 So sweet sounds straight mine eare and heart do hit,
 That I well finde no eloquence like it.

Philip Sidney
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